We are starting the 26th Edition of Blogging Marathon
. I am going to be doing a theme about Cooking from Book. It can be either from a fiction or a cookbook. Basically we decided to have this theme frequently because of the wish from most members that they have so many books, that they wish they could cook from.
So this theme has sort of become a permanent add-on to the list of themes. Then it struck me that I got to make this little more complicated if I need to increase the thrill quotient I decided to give combos with three categories., from different authors, with one single ingredient. Only after selecting to do the theme myself, I realised how tough the combination ended up!
For days together I was searching for one single ingredient that I can do. To top it all, the categories was worse, God only knows what made me think of selecting that combination. I wanted to make sure I duck from my friends when they decide to yell at me for such complicated combo!
Anyway finally I selected the ingredient and the authors. For here is the ingredient that I ended up, Oats and for the first day it from Mallika Badrinath's book of Oats. This is called Oats Date Almond Milkshake and ends up being very rich and smooth, I could easily call it smoothie.
I almost followed the recipe, though I can't resist changing something.
Oats Date Almond Milkshake
Oats - 1 cup
Dates, seedless - nearly 10 pieces
Honey - 2 tbsp
Almonds - 6 -7 nos
Cold Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 (opt)
How to make the Milkshake
Dry roast the oats in a pan for couple of minutes. Keep it aside for it to cool down.
Once cooled transfer to a mixer, add chopped dates, half of almonds, pulse it till the oats are powdered.
Next add the milk and run again. Now add the honey and pulse again to get a smooth paste.
If you want it thick add more milk, else water can be added.
Clicking drinks is always such a tough task! Evey time after I click I realise my mistakes and it's of course too late!
Always place the glass where you want to click, pour the content after placing, making sure you don't move the glass. Else you will clearly see the liquid that moved around the rim.
I add half of the almonds as chopped to give that nutty taste when you bite.
Dilute depending on how thick you want this to be.
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